I am posting this on the individual country forums because the general South America forum is difficult to access and doesn't seem to get the responses. Sorry if this causes too much duplication, but I don't know another method.
Pardon the length of this post, but this is going to be a long trip.
Would appreciate comments/suggestions on the itinerary. I expect the trip will start sometime November 2006.
Day 1 - 2 Guayaquil
Day 3 - 9 Galapagos
Day 10 - Quito
Day 11 - 14 Napo Wildlife Center of other Amazon lodge
Day 15 - 16 Quito
Day 17 - 18 Lima
Day 19 - 23 Cusco - Machu Picchu
Day 24 - 25 Puno and environs
Day 26 - 28 Santiago
Day 29 - Punta Arenas
Day 30 - 33 Cruise Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego
Day 34 - 36 Calafate - Los Notros
Day 37 - 40 Buenos Aires
Day 41 - 43 Estancias
Day 44 - 45 Iguassu Falls
Day 46 Return